Gender and Women's Studies, B.A. (GIS)

Co-Directors: Travis Foster, Ph.D. and Shauna MacDonald, Ph.D.
Office Location: 488 Saint Augustine Center
Telephone: 610-519-450
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About

Gender and Women’s Studies encourages critical analysis of gender and sexuality at local, national, and global levels—now and in the past. Our curriculum brings feminist and queer theory into conversation with fields of study across the University, from history to sociology to global finance, helping students discover new alternatives for thinking about the problems of the world and the contributions of its people. As teachers, we are profoundly influenced by feminist models of collaborative learning and shared authority. We recognize our students and their life experiences as sources of vital expertise, and we help them find a voice, a sense of community, and a purpose as agents of social change.

MAJOR (30 credits)

The major in Gender and Women’s Studies provides an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to deepen students’ understandings of the history, culture, religion, politics, literature, and society. Students sign up for the major and choose their specialization through the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies. The GIS chair and GWS Academic Director will work closely with each student to develop their individual interests, abilities, and career goals while fulfilling the requirements for the major.

Required Major Courses:

Item #
Title
GWS Elective  +
3
GWS Elective  +
3
GWS Elective  +
3
GWS Elective  +
3
GWS Elective  +
3
GWS Elective  +
3

 

Disclaimer:
The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2020. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog. 

Overview

Program

Type

Bachelor of Arts